Easy Double Chocolate Trifle

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This Easy Double Chocolate Trifle combines simple ingredients to make a decadent dessert that looks fancy.

With layers of brownies, pudding, Cool Whip and strawberries, you cannot go wrong with this version of a classic trifle dessert.

This Easy Double Chocolate Trifle combines simple ingredients to make a decadent dessert that looks fancy.

What is a trifle?

While the traditional English trifle includes layers of custard and sponge cake or sponge fingers soaked in sherry, the common theme of trifles in the U.S. are layers of pudding and some type of cake, cookie or, in this case, brownies.

There are really no rules when it comes to what you put into your trifle. You can include fruit, jelly, candy…really anything.

Brownie Trifle with Strawberries Ingredients

Here are the main ingredients for this easy double chocolate trifle.

  • Family size pan of brownies, baked
  • Strawberries
  • 2 Packages of Chocolate Pudding
  • Milk
  • Cool Whip

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Easy double chocolate trifle ingredients include Cool Whip, brownies, chocolate pudding and strawberries.

How to Make a Chocolate Trifle

Bake a pan of brownies – either a 9×9 or 9×13 pan. Maybe add a couple handfuls of chocolate chips. Let them cool and cut them into 1×1 pieces. Put a layer of brownies in a trifle bowl (or any old bowl).

Add pieces of brownie in the bottom of the bowl to start layering this easy double chocolate trifle.

Slice up a clamshell of strawberries and set aside.

Slice the strawberries thin for a fruit layer in Easy Double Chocolate Trifle.

Add milk – I used 2 percent – to 2 packages of chocolate pudding and whisk.

Stir in 1 cup of whipped topping (Cool Whip or store brand, your choice). Add half of the pudding mix on top of the brownie layer.

Use either whole or 2 percent milk to mix into the instant pudding mix.
Gently stir in Cool Whip to chocolate pudding mix for the pudding layer of easy double chocolate trifle.

Here’s where the “double chocolate” comes in to play. Add half a tub of the Cool Whip Chocolate Dips on top of the pudding layer. If you can’t find the chocolate cool whip, use regular instead.

The pudding and Cool Whip layers of easy double chocolate trifle can be as this as you'd like.

Then add half the strawberries. I actually added most of the berries, just because I could.

Isn’t that pretty? Now repeat the process with a layer of brownies, pudding mix and Cool Whip. Top with strawberries.

Top the first three layers with strawberries in easy double chocolate trifle.

Once the trifle is assembled, cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cover and refrigerate easy double chocolate trifle until ready to serve.

Favorite Trifle Recipes

While this Easy Double Chocolate Trifle may be a favorite recipe, we have a couple of other trifle recipes on the blog.

Peanut Butter Trifle with Apple Cheesecake Filling

Oreo Dirt Pudding Trifle

Oreo Dirt Pudding Trifle is a favorite of adults and kids.  Layers of crushed Oreos are sandwiched between a cream cheese pudding layer. 

Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Dessert does not mean you have to turn on the stove or oven. Here are several no-bake dessert recipes that are always a help.

Easy Double Chocolate Trifle

This Easy Double Chocolate Trifle combines simple ingredients to make a decadent dessert that looks fancy.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie trifle, easy double chocolate trifle, trifle with brownies and strawberries
Servings: 12
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Megan


  • 18 ounces Brownie Mix, baked according to package directions package could be 18-20 ounces
  • 2 packages 3.9 oz. Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 pound Strawberries sliced thinly


  • Combine 2 packages of chocolate pudding mix with 3 cups of COLD milk. Whisk for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 cup of Cool whip to pudding and stir gently to combine.
  • Cut pan of brownies into 1 inch by 1 inch pieces.
  • Cover the bottom of trifle bowl with brownie pieces.
  • Add half the pudding mix on top of the brownie layer.
  • Top pudding layer with thin layer of Cool Whip.
  • Add half of the sliced strawberries on top of the Cool Whip layer.
  • Repeat steps: brownies, pudding, Cool Whip and top with strawberries.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


  • Use any brownie mix you prefer.
  • Substitute other fruit like raspberries for the strawberries.
  • We originally used Chocolate Cool Whip Dips instead of regular Cool Whip for that layer but it’s been discontinued. Use regular Cool Whip instead.
  • The calorie counts, carb counts and nutritional information can vary depending on the products used. The information below is auto-calculated and should not be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg

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